#48: Groundwork USA - maybe a chapter in Sturgeon Bay

Groundwork's only program so far in Wisconsin is in Milwaukee. Sturgeon Bay could be the second! "The mission of the Groundwork USA network is to bring about the sustained regeneration, improvement, and management of the physical environment by developing community-based partnerships that empower people, businesses, and organizations to promote environmental, economic, and social well-being." Groundwork "believes in leading by doing". Read about Milwaukee efforts here: http://groundworkusa.org/profile/growing-community-milwaukee-urban-gardens/..

Groundwork USA is now accepting Letters of Interest from communities wishing to begin the process of applying for Groundwork USA program funding and technical assistance and to join the Groundwork Network. Funding is currently available to select up to two new communities for the Groundwork Program. They will be eligible for up to $200,000 in funding and technical assistance from the National Park Service, US Environmental Protection Agency, and Groundwork USA to plan, establish, and build the capacity of Groundwork Trust organizations in their communities. For complete details on the application and selection process, including eligibility requirements, submission details, and evaluation criteria, download the Call for Letters of Interest. Letters of Interest must be received by Groundwork USA by February 1, 2017.

If you have questions about the application process, please contact Anjali Chen, Trust Services Director at Groundwork USA. For more information about Groundwork USA, please visit www.groundworkusa.org.

Nancy Aten